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Jen Martin


Jen Martin

2011, B.S. in Biology, Genetics and Developmental option, Penn State Berks

Graduate student in Chemistry, University of Virginia
Feel free to contact me at jnm2zc@virginia.edu

"I chose Penn State Berks not only for the smaller class sizes, which allowed for a more personal education, but also because I knew I would receive a high quality education. It provided everything I needed with the benefit of being close to home."

"As a Biology major, I loved my experience at Penn State Berks. The professors were very helpful, caring, and invested in my education both during my time at Berks and beyond. There were so many opportunities to be involved in the science department: undergraduate research, peer mentoring, internships, etc. This variety of opportunities definitely prepared me for what to expect in graduate school."


Bradley W. Lash


Bradley W. Lash

2002, B.S. in Life Science, Penn State Berks
2006, MD State University New York,  Medical University
Internal Medicine Resident
Guthrie Clinic - Robert Packer Hospital
Sayre, PA
Feel free to contact me at LashBW@yahoo.com

"PSU Berks provides the best of both worlds, a world-class university with the feel of a small liberal arts college. At Berks you are a person, not a number. The education here rivals that of the premier liberal arts colleges in the country. I have attended classes with students from some of the top schools in the nation including Harvard, Cornell, Penn, and Williams, and I can say without question my education from Berks was as good, if not better than theirs. You will get a strong science education, but also the opportunity to take a great variety of liberal arts classes as well. That is what is truly great about Penn State Berks, the flexibility - you will leave here prepared for anything: a career, graduate school or professional school. You cannot go wrong with PSU Berks."

"The strengths of the science program are numerous. Berks has some of the best faculty I have ever met; they are not only excellent scientists, but also exceptional educators.  They care about your education and future, I would not be where I am today without them. The research opportunities are also strong, you can work on your own project and get your work published. ­You are not just doing busy work in some lab like you would be at a larger school. Finally, there are the post-graduation opportunities because the faculty get to know you (and because you have one of America's top universities supporting you), you will have no problem getting into graduate school or getting a great job. There is not enough room to state all the great aspects of this program -- ­ it truly is a first rate program."